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Saddles and your sex life,What do you think?

Old 06-29-11, 04:30 PM
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What do I think? I think I have both, after 50 years (and many tens of thousands of miles) of riding.

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Old 06-29-11, 05:08 PM
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Do +50 yr. olds still have sex ?.
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Old 06-29-11, 05:08 PM
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Originally Posted by trek330 View Post
A concerned friend sent me this link regarding bikings affect on that important area.What do you all think?http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/28/sc...=1&ref=science
A concerned female friend?

I experienced pain on longer MTB rides while training for the C&O ride in 2006. Since then I found an acceptable MTB saddle. I use various Brooks saddles on my road bikes and never have an issue with pain or ED. If you read my recent posts you'll know I've had recent surgery on my prostate but I don't think it's directly attributable to cycling.
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Old 06-29-11, 08:48 PM
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You'll have to ask someone older than me . . .
Am 78 and covered over 300-thousand miles on bicycles so far.
Sex life is still great!
Ask me again in 20 years?
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Old 06-30-11, 05:04 AM
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That Rigiscan thing sounds a little kinky.

I wonder where you can buy them.
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Old 06-30-11, 05:49 AM
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This junk science pops up every few years. I first heard about it in the early 1990s. If it were universally true, no one would ride a bike. Just some scam artist trying to sell you something.
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Old 06-30-11, 08:13 AM
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Seems like the overwhelming consensus,by people with decades of experience and knowledge is,a resounding NO.Saddle and riding does not cause sexual dysfunction.Unless you're having sex on the saddle while riding.
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Old 06-30-11, 08:22 AM
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Originally Posted by trek330 View Post
Seems like the overwhelming consensus,by people with decades of experience and knowledge is,a resounding NO.Saddle and riding does not cause sexual dysfunction.Unless you're having sex on the saddle while riding.
Which brings us directly to the now removed long-ago thread by a lady who discussed in great detail the smile she got while riding. Enough said. (This was after I assured her that there was nothing that could not be openly discussed on BF).

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Old 06-30-11, 09:27 AM
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Being reasonable you have to admit that a bike saddle is not the finest thing for a person to sit on. Also being reasonable seats on recumbents are far better for a person.
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Old 06-30-11, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
Which brings us directly to the now removed long-ago thread by a lady who discussed in great detail the smile she got while riding. Enough said. (This was after I assured her that there was nothing that could not be openly discussed on BF).
That's a thread I'd pay to read.
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Old 06-30-11, 10:03 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Being reasonable you have to admit that a bike saddle is not the finest thing for a person to sit on. Also being reasonable seats on recumbents are far better for a person.
I think it depends on what your used to sitting on, if it's a soft recliner then yeah, there are more comfortable things to sit on, although I have NEVER had a car that was comfortable to sit in either, now compare that saddle to a hard wood school chair, or a church pew from the late 19th century, and that saddle seems to be pretty good.
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Old 06-30-11, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by rydabent View Post
Being reasonable you have to admit that a bike saddle is not the finest thing for a person to sit on. Also being reasonable seats on recumbents are far better for a person.
Your assertion rests on the mistaken assumption that bicycle saddles are meant to be sat upon in the same way that one 'sits' on a dining room chair or 'in' a couch or (wait for it!) ... a recliner/'Lazyboy' or similar.

They are not so intended; that is why they are called 'saddles', not 'seats' (the analogy to equestrian saddles is not misleading).

Cycling is a dynamic activity. Bicycle saddles are meant to be a 'point of contact' between one's sit bones and the bicycle, with one's body weight evenly distributed (the balance will differ slightly according as to individual preferences and riding position) between hands, feet, and rear end.

Using a properly designed, properly adjusted, and properly fitted saddle, a cyclist should not experience much (if any) pressure in 'other areas' at all, and certainly not such as would cause the kinds of symptoms under discussion in this thread.

Edit: oops, sorry Wogster! I see you got to 'recliner' first; credit where credit is due!
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Old 06-30-11, 09:31 PM
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Originally Posted by DnvrFox View Post
Which brings us directly to the now removed long-ago thread by a lady who discussed in great detail the smile she got while riding. Enough said. (This was after I assured her that there was nothing that could not be openly discussed on BF).
Man, they should have made that one a sticky!
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Old 06-30-11, 11:44 PM
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I am 60, and still oversexed. I don't think the biking has hurt me at all, but who really knows. I will keep biking because I get to do more of that than sex.
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Old 07-01-11, 12:04 AM
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There have been a lot of studies debunking studies where people who ride bikes experience erectile dysfunction. I wouldn't worry about it if I were you.
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Old 07-01-11, 02:32 AM
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This controversy is as old as bicycling. From an article in the British Medical Journal of 1896 Turner E. B. 1896

SADDLE.
In adjusting the machine, the saddle should be placed at such a height that when the pedal is at its lowest point the heel can be easily placed upon it when sitting erect. The length of cranks should be 61 to 7 inches. The " gear " of the machine must vary according to the character of the roads to be ridden over and the gradient of the hills. For level, good road about 63 inches, for bad roads and steep hills about 56 inches should do. The great point in choosing a saddle is to get one which will be comfortable, and suit the individual. This is a matter of careful adjustment. Some complain that when they ride the pressure of the peak on the perineum causes distress. There are many inventions intended to obviate this. The " Hygienic" -saddle is split all the way down, so that there is nothing to press on the central line. The " Anatomical " (Henson's) consists of a pneumatic seat, with depressions to take the ischial tuberosities, and no peak at all; " Burgess's " saddle is on the same lines, and all of these are excellent when they are properly adjusted to suit each person. The essentials of a good saddle are that it should be large enough for the rider to sit fairly and squarely on it, and not hang himself on the peak (if it has one) as if were riding on a rail. It must be tilted to such an angle that no weight whatever falls on the front part, and it must be sufficiently cut away at the sides to allow free movement of the legs while pedalling. A rider should give an hour or more to the adjustment of a new saddle, and having once found what angle and position suits himself, he should never move it. The saddle is often blamed, especially by women, for ordinary " soreness." This simply means that the sufferer has not ridden enough to harden his or her tissues, and perseverance will soon cure it.
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Old 07-01-11, 08:24 AM
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I'd rather ride my bike than have sex.
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